Marjorie Sellers

Marjorie M. Sellers, 98, of Winfield, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Winfield Senior Living Center.

Private graveside funeral services will be held at Tisdale Cemetery. A visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Service. The family will greet visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. that day.

A memorial has been established in Marjorie’s name for the Cowley County Humane Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.

Born Dec. 31, 1922 at her grandparents’ home in New Salem, she was the daughter of Albert Earl and Viola Mae (Miller) Benjamin. She was raised and received her education in the Tisdale and Winfield areas, and graduated from Winfield High School in 1940.

Marjorie was united in marriage to Eugene “Gene” Sellers on March 27, 1942 in Perry, Okla. The couple made their first home in Winfield. Marjorie began her career at the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center, first as a direct care person, then trained for the pharmacy and later a physical therapy position. She received her mental health technician license in 1974 and her physical therapy license in 1979. She retired in May 1987.

Marjorie and Gene bought the Sellers farmstead in 1964. Gene preceded her in death on April 20, 2013. Mrs. Sellers was a member of Tisdale United Methodist Church, as well as Methodist Women. She held offices in the A.D.V. of Kansas (guardianship), was a member of the Republic Women’s Association, and the Kansas and Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Association. She enjoyed gardening, reading, doll collecting, bird watching, traveling and all things nature.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marjorie was preceded in death by a son, David Eugene Sellers; her brothers, Kenneth and Albert Benjamin; and her sister, Dorothy Underwood-Hall.

Marjorie’s family includes her daughters, Catherine Lee McNutt and husband, Kenneth, of Winfield, and Debra Kay Butters and husband, John, of Winfield; her grandchildren, Kenny McNutt and wife, Traci, Steven McNutt and wife, Sherri, Greg McNutt and wife, Marnie, Mitchell Meier and wife, Rosann, Matthew Meier and wife, Heather, Sam Butters and wife, Stephanie, Terri Mayo and husband, Randy, Connie Hersh and Jami Runyan; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.